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intercession

1. the act of interceding or offering petitionary prayer to God on behalf of others
2. such petitionary prayer
3. Roman history the interposing of a veto by a tribune or other magistrate
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Researchers sent first names and brief descriptions of the patients in one group to intercessory prayer groups across the country.
A double-blind study on intercessory prayer established that the group prayed for needed less treatment than the control group.
Tucked away in an essay about how and why "human rulers" should be included in intercessory prayer is the apologia "I am a (Methodist) systematic theologian who holds that Christian faith begins and ends in worship, which is therefore a constant reference-point for theology" (230).
For this part of the journey, Guenther recommends that her readers explore the resources of intercessory prayer and community as well as the importance of a certain lightheartedness and gracefulness.
women's prayers, prayers of confession and penitence, intercessory prayers, and blessings and curses.
Not surprisingly, therefore, the medieval Passion sermon is one in which the Virgin emerges from her customary role as an icon of humility, obedience, and intercessory prayer to become an individual in her own right.
39) Like their intercessory prayers, the nuns' public churches attempted to mediate the vast distance between humanity and deity that is the purpose of spirituality.
Drawing on years of research in the archives of the Castilian diocese of Cuenca, Nalle traces the transformation of the magical, intercessory faith of the Middle Ages into the complex mixture of ritual observance, social control, and popular religious enthusiasm that made up Tridentine piety.
During an inaugural thanksgiving and intercessory service graced by outgoing President Ellen Johnson - Sirleaf and her Vice President Joseph NyumahBoakai on Sunday, 21 January at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion, Bishop Gueh said Mr.
During a reading of intercessory prayers, they will link arms to form a "human chain," transforming this symbol of oppression into one of hope and community.
Our intercessory group was told by the spirit to visit the black spot for divine prayers," she said.
30am, special intercessory prayers will be offered for people who are "going through difficult times, in war zones, in danger, going through severe health crises, financial difficulties".